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Silent Night. The History of a Famous Carol

Christmas Eve 1818. The carol “Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht” was heard for the first time in a village church in Oberndorf, Austria. The voices of assistant pastor, Father Joseph Mohr, and choir director, Franz Xaver Gruber, rang through the church.¬†accompanied … Continue reading

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Different Kind of Christmas

We all have Christmas traditions. Our’s start with food.¬†Linda has a recipe for fruitcake passed down from her grandmother. Our Christmas eve dinner will be tamales smothered in chili. In San Antonio you have two choices: 1) order your tamales … Continue reading

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Here Comes Santa Claus

Sinter Klaas Comes To New York St. Nicholas made his first inroads into American popular culture towards the end of the 18th century. In December 1773, a New York newspaper reported that groups of families had gathered to honor the … Continue reading

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